Jefferson HS students delving deeper into renewable energy thanks to CPS Energy grant

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What:    Jefferson HS students delving deeper into renewable energy thanks to CPS Energy grant 

When:    Today, 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Where:    Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.

Thanks to a $75,000 grant from CPS Energy through the SAISD Foundation, students in Jefferson High School’s Advanced Environmental Technology class are delving deeper into alternative energy sciences and forming a foundation for a potential career in renewable energy.

The grant money has paid for sophisticated simulation equipment that will help teach students the basic science and technology behind alternative energy sources. In some cases, the equipment has advanced the homemade tools used to teach the same concepts.

Today, students will provide CPS Energy representatives with a first-hand look at the impact the new equipment has made on their learning. Students, teacher Billy Odam and Lori Johnson with CPS Energy will be available for interviews.

Jefferson received the grant from CPS Energy’s New Energy Economy, an initiative that strives to incorporate low-carbon emitting energy while contributing to the development of local jobs, economic development and educational investment.

Instruction in the Advanced Environmental Technology class, which is a part of Jefferson’s Architecture & Environmental Studies Magnet, focuses on the study of green technologies that will provide environmental benefits. The class is designed to allow for the application of science and technology to measure environmental impacts resulting from production agriculture through field and laboratory experiences.



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